Sunday, August 2, 2009

Elder Petersen with the Elders at The Argentine National Rural Agriculture Fair...

Walt did something with the guys Saturday. By his choice he has only done a handful of things that does not include his wife and/or children. A couple of times he helped fly in some friends to the Root Ranch in Idaho's Primitive Area to go elk hunting. He did the first VIP Scout Whitewater rafting trip down the Middlefork of the Salmon River with Gerald Budge, D. Taylor, Larry Hansen, Cloyd Taylor, and other friends in July 1969. That's where they were when Armstrong landed on the moon for the first time.
(After that he took each son and daughter, and 2x me, for a one-on-one whitewater rafting trip. Yes, they're all river rats! I'm just a river mouse.)
Yesterday, Elder Allred invited each of the seven area missionaries to walk over to the Fair at the big Exposition grounds..about 7 or 8 blocks from our apartment.
It is the "129th National Rural Argentine Agricultural Fair," so I guess it started back in 1880. This one goes from the middle of July and ends Aug. 4.
Since my back isn't doing well, I deferred all the walking. None of the other wives went, either. Four of the seven Elders joined in this adventure.
So it was Elders Allred, Leckie, Wall, and Petersen, aka Gary, Richard, Frank, and Walt.
It's a good thing I took a photo of Walt & Gary as they were leaving our apt because I'd left the camera card in the laptop from my last downloading, so he would have gotten there and not been able to take any photos.
Here are 11 of the 18 photos he took. I'll have to add more description when he finishes working on his assigned talk for next Sunday, having been given the topic "The Mantle of the Priesthood."
Here's his addition: They saw turkeys, pheasants, chickens, peacocks, pigeons, rabbits, goats, sheep, llamas, horses, cows, farm machinery, and lots of people.
The four each had a choripan (?sp) for lunch.
He was only gone 3 hours...during which time I washed and hung clothes on the line (no dryers for missionaries), mixed bread, and was mopping the wood floor with some "shiner" stuff when he got home.
Walt said there wasn't a line when they got there in the morning. The entrance fee is 15 pesos, which is between $4 and $5 U.S. dollars.
This morning on the way home from Church at noon, the line to get in was 4-5 blocks long...3-4 abreast! We surmised this is the day a lot of Dad's are off work to take their families. Too bad they had to do it on the Sabbath Day.

1 comment:

Nat said...

great photos from the "boys" day out. how fun to experience another culture. thanks for the photo gallery.fau